About YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

Packages and bolt-ons available here

Our own TARDIS, brewery, archaeological dig and farm animals in the grounds!

New for Winter 2017 - Astronomy - Exploring earth, the planets and the universe package

Set within 27 acres of stunning parkland in the heart of the Peak District National Park, YHA Castleton Losehill Hall is one of YHA’s premier education centres and perfect for schools and groups of all ages.

The hostel itself is a sprawling Victorian mansion which offers the perfect mix of great facilities and period glamour. Our accommodation is split between 3 accommodation blocks: Ashton (42 beds), Burbridge (49 beds) and the Mews (52 beds) and offers free Wi-Fi, quiet rooms, games and meeting rooms, plenty of space to let off steam, and we even have our own family of goats and pigs.

For younger school groups we offer a range of unique packages including our ever popular History and Geography packages as well as our new packages: Discovery, Alex Rider, Multi Activity and astronomy focused sessions. We pride ourselves in immersing our guests into hands-on learning experiences and not only that, you’ll also find all sorts of surprises including a replica Celtic village, a purpose-built mine, an underground archaeological dig, and we even have our very own Tardis. All our packages deliver quality educational activities throughout the day and evening creating lasting memories for teachers and pupils alike.

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall is also a great location for self-led groups, older school groups and non-educational groups looking for a base to explorer the surrounding area with 3 show caves, Chatsworth House, Peveril’s Castle and the tourist honeypot of Castleton all nearby.

Other activities direct from the door include rambling, hiking or cycling in the beautiful Peak District National Park, or as a unique location for corporate events. We have two meeting rooms for hire and they come complete with full AV equipment, 6 channel PA mixer, microphone and whiteboards. Catering options are available (be sure to try our cake)and you can even add on some team building activities to challenge your colleagues.

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Camping and cabins
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Good public transport links
  • Minibus parking
  • Classrooms
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

Stay from

FULL
BOARD

£31.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

HALF
BOARD

£25.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

B & B

£20.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

Contact us for our full list of rates and pricing options

"Excellent" - 93%

Customer Satisfaction based on 154 scores

4 Stars
Visit England accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award

Testimonials

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

"Excellent hostel, very welcoming. In an excellent environment."

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Packages available at this hostel

Castleton history package

History package

Suitable for ages 7-13

Prices from

£40.50

per person per night*

(+VAT)

Build a timeline of settlers from pre-historic to present day

Bring the past to life as students become time detectives and build a timeline of Castleton settlers from prehistoric to the present day. A range of activities are available including longbow archery, building Roman siege engines, building a Viking longship, visiting a Celtic village, re-enacting battles in armour, and an archaeological dig.

Activities

  • Longbow archery
  • Roman siege engines
  • Viking longships
  • Visiting a Celtic village
  • Battle re-enactments
  • Archaeological dig
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Castleton geography package

Geography package

Suitable for ages 7-13

Prices from

£40.50

per person per night*

(+VAT)

Investigate the locality of this tourist village

Take a detailed look at the impact of tourism on a village in one of the most visited National Parks in the world. Contrast locality as you investigate Castleton, who lives there and why, explore the link between the geology, landscape and settlement, go underground, burrow through a lead mine, try GPS orienteering, candle making, and a spot of fossil hunting. Or use our own farm, kitchen garden and cookery classroom to discover more about farming and food sourcing and production.

Activities

  • Tourism investigation
  • Burrow through a lead mine
  • GPS orienteering
  • Candle making
  • Fossil hunting
  • Food sourcing and production
Find out more
Castleton discovery package

Discovery package

Suitable for ages 7 - 13

Prices from

£40.50

per person per night*

(+VAT)

Fun, challenging and memorable experiences

Designed to enable teachers to create their own stay, our Discovery package offers a flexible programme of fun, challenging and memorable experiences that can be tailored to support the educational needs of your group. Great for building team working and communication skills.

Activities

  • River studies
  • Roman siege engines
  • Runes and jumblies
  • Dig through history
  • Let's Get Cooking
  • Guided walk
  • Team challenges
  • Fire and bread making
  • Archery
Find out more
Castleton multi-activity package

Multi-Activity package

Suitable for age 8+

Prices from

£130.45

per person based on a two night stay

(+VAT)

Challenges for the brain and body

Full of challenges for the brain and body our multi-activity packages are designed to engage participants through practical P.E. based activity. This package offers a mixture of adventurous and on-site activities that make the most of the great outdoors and the hostel locality.

Activities

  • Guided walk
  • Archery
  • Abseiling
  • Shelter building
  • Bushcraft & fire lighting
  • Orienteering
  • Team challenges
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
  • Outdoor climbing
  • Night hike
Find out more
Castleton Alex Rider Spy Academy

Alex Rider Spy Academy

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from

£130.45

per person based on a two night stay

(+VAT)

Test students' mettle as new secret agents

Ignite your student’s imagination, enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our Alex Rider Spy Academy package. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test pupil’s mettle as potential new secret agents.

Activities

  • Abseiling
  • Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Raft building
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain and navigation hikes
  • Gorge or ghyll scrambing
  • Weaseling
  • Archery
  • Survival skills
  • Night hikes
  • Gadget design
  • Code cracking
  • Observation skills
Find out more
Castleton Alex Rider Mission Briefing

Alex Rider Mission Briefing

Suitable for ages 7-13

Prices from

£40.50

per person per night*

(+VAT)

Team building challenges and spy training

Ignite imaginations, enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our two YHA Alex Rider packages: Alex Rider Spy Academy and Alex Rider Mission briefing. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test participant’s mettle as potential new secret agents.

Activities

  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Guided navigation walks
  • Team building
  • Fire lighting
  • Bush craft
  • Shelter building
  • Hunt the double agent
  • Code breaking
  • Gadget design
Find out more

Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay.  Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.

Adventure bolt-on

Prices from

£40

per person*

(+VAT)

Adventure bolt-on

Activities for outdoor adventurers

Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on options is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.

Activities

  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Coasteering
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Mountain walk
Find out more
YHA bolt-on

Prices from

£8

per person*

(+VAT)

YHA bolt-on

Activities run by our trained and experienced staff

Available at all the hostels that offer YHA packages, this bolt-on offers challenging problem solving and team building activities delivered by our very own trained and experienced staff. Activities are run on hostel grounds, meaning you don’t need to travel anywhere.

Activities

  • Team challenges
  • Shelter building
  • Archery
  • Guided walk
  • Fire lighting
  • Go create
Find out more
Field Studies bolt-on

Prices from

£7.75

per person*

(+VAT)

Field Studies bolt-on

Activities run by our trained and experienced staff

Working with the PDNP in the Peaks, this bolt-on provides activities that are delivered in the real outdoors. Locations are chosen based on the most appropriate landscape features and flora and fauna for your requirements.

Please Note: this bolt-on is only available to GCSE and A-level groups.

Activities

  • River studies
  • Habitats
  • Village studies
  • Mountain environment study
  • Environmental art
Find out more

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WB
OS Map:110
OS Grid Ref:SK153838
Latitude:53.351139
Longitude:-1.7709569
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